Low Temperature Synthesis of Nanocrystalline ZnFe2O4 Powders
Advances in nanoscale electronics require superior ceramic powders, preferable prepared with techniques for the direct synthesis of crystalline nanoparticles. Zinc ferrite (ZnFe2O4) nanopowders were prepared by co-precipitation method, from nitrate precursors. Crystalline powders having the single-phase cubic spinel structure were directly synthesized at temperature ≥80°C in the presence of NaOH. The obtained powders are agglomerated with ultra-fine crystallites having the average crystallite size about 3-4 nm.
Dragan P. Uskokovic, Slobodan K. Milonjic and Dejan I. Rakovic
M. Maletin, Ž. Cvejić, S. Rakić, L.M. Nikolić, V. V. Srdić, "Low Temperature Synthesis of Nanocrystalline ZnFe2O4 Powders ", Materials Science Forum, Vol. 518, pp. 91-94, 2006